Captains Journal on Bin Laden kill

Bin Laden: Mission Kill or Mission Capture? BY Herschel Smith

…A striking contradiction has been present for a long time in the so-called war on terror, but this contradiction is highlighted with the recent death of Osama Bin Laden, the highest of all high value targets. There are two narratives that have developed in the short time since he was killed (it’s amazing that any administration could get things so confused)…

…And herein lies the rub. We unleashed SEAL Team 6 to kill Bin Laden, apparently, and I don’t have a problem with that. It isn’t necessary for me to believe that he was holding a weapon or wearing a bomb or somehow a threat to the team. He wasn’t. He was the enemy, and that’s enough for me.

But we hold Marines in the Helmand Province, still under fire, fighting for their lives, to a completely different standard…

Read the whole thing.  yes, I agree with Herschel completely on this.


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